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Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:32 pm

Fixture
June 30, 1st ODI Galle International Stadium, Galle

July 02, 2nd ODI Galle International Stadium, Galle

July 06, 3rd ODI Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota

July 08, 4th ODI Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota

July 10, 5th ODI Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota

Only Test: July 14-18 at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo


Sri Lanka ODI Squad
Angelo Mathews (Captain), Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Asela Gunarathne, Wanidu Hasaranga, Lahiru Madushanka, Akila Dhananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Malinga (subject to disciplinary action)

Zimbabwe Squad
ODI: Solomon Mire, Hamilton Masakadza, Ryan Burl, Graeme Cremer (capt), Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Peter Moor (wk) Sikandar Raza, Tendai Chatara, Chris Mpofu, Donald Tiripano, Richard Ngarava, Wellington Masakadza, Malcolm Waller, Chamu Chibhabha, Tarisai Musakanda

Test: Regis Chakabva, Hamilton Masakadza, Ryan Burl, Graeme Cremer (capt), Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Peter Moor (wk), Sikandar Raza, Tendai Chatara, Chris Mpofu, Donald Tiripano, Nathan Waller , Natsai M'shangwe, Malcolm Waller, Carl Mumba , Tarisai Musakanda
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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Mick180461 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:35 am

What? Zimbabwe are still playing test Cricket?

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Boycs » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:53 am

Mick180461 wrote:What? Zimbabwe are still playing test Cricket?


Haha that's exactly what I came here to say.

I wonder what the procedure is for a team to lose test status.

Is it like brexit? Texit?

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Going South » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:37 am

What's the point of this tour ?
Thrashing thrashing and more thrashing.
Minnow bashing tour

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Going South » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:39 am

Misty, don't post cut paste stuff that's with lot of spaces. Fix and post properly or stay away.

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Boycs » Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:27 pm

Boycs wrote:
Mick180461 wrote:What? Zimbabwe are still playing test Cricket?


Haha that's exactly what I came here to say.

I wonder what the procedure is for a team to lose test status.

Is it like brexit? Texit?


Does anyone actually know? Is there even a legal clause for the removal of test cricket?

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Leo » Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:26 am

Going South wrote:What's the point of this tour ?
Thrashing thrashing and more thrashing.
Minnow bashing tour


Whom you are called Minnow here??? :)
Time is the Best Speaker

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby raja » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:03 am

Zimbabwe did well to get 310 - Masakazda getting 111.
But Sri Lanka are off to a terrific start - both openers have hundreds now.
222/0 off 36.

Will be interesting to see if they can get a 300 partnership here.

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby raja » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:06 am

Ok, so the highest partnership for the first wicket is 286 by Tharanga & Jayasuriya against England at Leeds.
That was SOME thrashing.
http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/225254.html

I wouldn't want that record to be broken. :-)

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Boycs » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:04 pm

That looked easy. Eight wicket win

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:05 pm

Cong Lankan opener for 229 runs stands as well as rare victory by 8 wickets chasing 300 plus

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:02 am

raja wrote:Ok, so the highest partnership for the first wicket is 286 by Tharanga & Jayasuriya against England at Leeds.
That was SOME thrashing.
http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/225254.html

I wouldn't want that record to be broken. :-)


Other day opener put on 229 but today SRILANLAN opener put on 209 as they reached 300 for 6 in 4 th ODI
Zimbabwe 66 for 0 in 8 overs

N.Dickwella hits 119 and Gunathilaka 87.i think probably first time same opener put on 200 plus in ODI history in successive games vs same teams.Matthews bats at 3, hits 42

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:40 am

Yes I confirm,openers first time ever put on back to back 200 runs stand in ODI history.
Zimbabwe 139 for 3 as rain stopped play

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:52 am

Boycs wrote:That looked easy. Eight wicket win

Folks,
Myself 'Fake mayor of Maryland',can not removes post of all updates because that was not post by misty.

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Boycs » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:58 am

...... what?

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby raja » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:50 pm

Zimbabwe pull one back.
Win a rain-affected game on D/L.

Dickwella scored another 100, but ended up on losing side.
Looks like Zimbabwe got their runs very comfortably.

This SL side will be mauled by BCCI.

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:18 pm

Thanks raja for upgrading India but I think Ervine playing great knock after good starts by Solomon mire and Masakadza.Rain actually helped Zimbabwe.Last match will be thriller after 2/2.

Test match srilanka will win

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:27 pm

Boycs wrote:...... what?

Boycs

Misty :Can You see results of game 1 or Game 2 above under subject? (ZIM VS SL)

Boycs : NO

Misty : Do you know why?

Boycs : why?

Misty : because GOING SOUTH deleted everything but when you and raja celebrated srilankan or raja celebrated Zimbabwe victory NO ONE CAN DELETES YOUR POST

Boycs : so you mean Going south gets mad now.

Misty: right because he deleted raj92, misty and paddles post but raja and SGGH he can not removes.he not have ACCESS granted by ASTRIX or whoever in charge.

Going south think minors should not play, he not support WWC either.LEO told GS ,''who is minor now''?

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:46 am

Going South wrote:What's the point of this tour ?
Thrashing thrashing and more thrashing.
Minnow bashing tour


5 match ODI series level 2/2 by Zimbabwe.
Final on Monday, tomorrow.NO BROADCAST IN USA DISH TV unless you have ROKU3, you can watch ENG.SOA on ESPN and ZIM LANKA ON Willow Extra.

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Boycs » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:51 am

Misty has a point, Zimbabwe have taken two of the games

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:09 am

Zimbabwe should win today, what a bowling by their spinners?

S.Raza 10/1/21/3
Creamer10/0/23/2

Zim winning toss bowls first
After 40 overs,SL 126 for 7

Srilanka lost Record breaking Dickwella in the first 10 overs, Even Mendis and Tharanga also out cheaply.
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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:18 am

154 for 8 off 42 overs
Sean Williams spell 8/0/35/1 reduces Lanka further in RR.Gunathlaka hits 52, Gunaratne 30* not out.SL very poor in bowling so far in the tournaments I can smell Zimbabwe win this series 3/2.

Srilanka should not drops Sandakan for crucial game because Akila Dhananjya and Hasaranga very talented but still new if Zimbabwe's target will be 200 or under 215 Srilanka will loose series.I think Bangladesh too,beat them not long ago in ODI

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:38 am

Srilanka's Highest 9th wicket partnership in ODI between Chameera/Gunaratne.
183 for 8 off 48

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:41 am

Congratulations Gunaratne for sterling 59 not out put on record breaking 50* runs stand for 9th wicket with CHAMEERA.Zimbabwe gave 28 extra including 16 wide today their Fielding was poor in Death overs.

Srilanka reached 203 for 8 so Zimbabwe need 204 to win series, their only test coming up on July 14-18.srilanka were 126 for 7 at one stage in 40 overs, good recovery.

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:59 am

Mire and MasaKadza put on 92 in first 15 overs.Mire departs for 40's odd.Srilankan spinners gave 48 in 7 overs for 0 wickets vs Zim's spinner who in 20 overs gave 44 runs for 5 wickets

Zmbabway Crusing still need 97 with 9 wickets in hand

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:03 am

Congratulation Hamilton Masakadza for 5000 ODI runs
66 not out

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:11 am

Boycs wrote:Misty has a point, Zimbabwe have taken two of the games


5 th game

After 21 overs
Zim 125 for 1
SL. 78 For 4

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:15 am

Srilanka should dropped Angelo as Captain,bring back Tharanga as captain, srilankan just dropped 3 rd catch

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:15 am

74 need in 27 overs

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:00 am

MalinGa removed H.Masakadza for 73 triggered zimbabways down fall here.
Akila Dhanajya quickly took 3 wickets including Masakanda (37) as Zimbabwe
Slipped

137 for 1
166 for 5

38 to win

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:03 am

Akila Dhananjaya 8/0/33/3

But much Successful Hasaranga so far wicket less in his 6 overs

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:10 am

Waller C&B by MalinGa
172 for 6

Tension Build up in Zimbabwe camp as Moore joins Raza 17 overs still left in the game,
I think creamer is good with bat who hits test century last year.

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:13 am

Going south probably at TIRUPATI TEMPLE praying Asian god for miracle happen for srilanka

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:18 am

This is EPIC
STUNNING CATCH by Mendis as Dhanajya took his 4 th wicket
175 for 7

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:52 am

Raza's second six secure series win for Zimbabwe by 3/2
Cong.for historic win
71 balls spare win by 3 wickets

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby raja » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:12 pm

Wow!

Zimbabwe win a 5-ODI series against Sri Lanka IN Sri Lanka.

That's a fantastic achievement!

Full credit to them. Happy for Masakazda (feels like he's been around for ages!), Cremer and co.

Having said that, this SL side is still rebuilding - but they have exciting youngsters coming through.

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Going South » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:21 pm

raja wrote:Wow!

Zimbabwe win a 5-ODI series against Sri Lanka IN Sri Lanka.

That's a fantastic achievement!

Full credit to them. Happy for Masakazda (feels like he's been around for ages!), Cremer and co.

Having said that, this SL side is still rebuilding - but they have exciting youngsters coming through.

Wow
Amazing. Not many teams can pull this off.
Respect !!!

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:18 pm

raja wrote:Wow!

Zimbabwe win a 5-ODI series against Sri Lanka IN Sri Lanka.

That's a fantastic achievement!

Full credit to them. Happy for Masakazda (feels like he's been around for ages!), Cremer and co.

Having said that, this SL side is still rebuilding - but they have exciting youngsters coming through.

5 match ODI win by 3/2
good Luck to them on Fridays test match

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:18 am

Only Test: July 14-18 at R.Premadasa stadium, Colombo.

Zimbabwe test Squad :lmao:

Regis Chakabva, Hamilton Masakadza, Ryan Burl, Graeme Cremer (capt), Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Peter Moor (wk), Sikandar Raza, Tendai Chatara, Chris Mpofu, Donald Tiripano, Nathan Waller , Natsai M'shangwe, Malcolm Waller, Carl Mumba , Tarisai Musakanda


Sri Lanka Test Squad :rj:

Dinesh Chandimal (c), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella, Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Rangana Herath, Kusal Mendis, Lahiru Kumara, Dilruwan Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Suranga Lakmal.
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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:23 am

Srilankan cricket board requested. Chandimal to return to club cricket so he can proves himself as international cricketer,now selects him as captain of Lanka when A.Matthews steps down as captain.

Congratulation Chandimal.but Lanka will miss Pradeep and kusal Pereira both injured while Dhananjya Silva dropped from test team.

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:06 pm

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Only Test, Colombo July 13, 2017
Can confident Zimbabwe topple Chandimal's Sri Lanka?

July 14-18, 2017

Big picture

When last these teams met, Zimbabwe almost survived in the first game, but were rolled over in the second, taking Sri Lanka's Test-match winning streak to five. The world has changed dramatically since. Heading into this match at Khettarama, the hosts have a new captain, and new-ish head coach, and a startling dearth of confidence. As was the case with the ODI series, this spells opportunity for Zimbabwe.

Opportunity, because Sri Lanka will have only three days to recover from one of the most dispiriting losses in their recent history. Opportunity, because Zimbabwe, though they haven't played Tests since last November, have batsmen in form, a better set of fielders (on recent evidence), and are clearly the happier outfit in this tour.

The real test will be for Zimbabwe's bowlers. Though they triumphed in the ODIs, they took only 24 wickets compared to Sri Lanka's 35, and never bowled the opposition out. Also, in last year's Tests in Harare, Sri Lanka had scored 500 in each first innings, and controlled both matches from virtually the first day onwards. Graeme Cremer and his cohort of allrounders offer Zimbabwe a serviceable spin-bowling contingent, but the fast bowlers such as Tendai Chatara may have to contribute with early wickets - and he often did in the ODIs - to give their side a chance.

In addition to adjusting to a new leader, Sri Lanka may also do well to rediscover the old, infectious joy that once defined their cricket, but has been in short supply in recent months.

That SLC thought this would be a walkover tour is reflected in the packed schedule - three ODIs and a Test will be played in the space of 13 days. The reality is that Sri Lanka find themselves scrambling to avoid slipping on another banana skin, while Zimbabwe smell their first potential upset since 2013, when they defeated Pakistan at home.

Form guide

Sri Lanka LWLLL (completed matches, most recent first)
Zimbabwe LLLL

The triumph in the one-day series has put Zimbabwe in a good frame of mind

In the spotlight

While in ODIs, Dinesh Chandimal's form has been patchy, in Tests, he has been a markedly improved batsman. While once a flasher only capable of playing at a rapid tempo, Chandimal's two most-recent hundreds - against Australia at the SSC and against Bangladesh at P Sara - were hard fought and wrung out of difficult circumstances. It is partly that new determination that has seen him promoted to the captaincy now, and a quality he will require plenty of in this Test, as he attempts to inspire a team in significant flux.

On the opposite side, stands Graeme Cremer who in the ODIs made confident statements before the deciding game, then backed it up with brave performances with bat and ball. Whether Zimbabwe will have a realistic chance of victory at Khettarama may pivot upon the quality of his legspin. The pitch may provide assistance to the quicks to begin with, but usually holds its greatest rewards for the slow bowlers. Cremer has also had success against Sri Lanka in Tests, taking 11 wickets in that series last year.

Team news

Sri Lanka have decisions to make on the bowling front. Rangana Herath is certain to play, and Suranga Lakmal is likely. Lahiru Kumara may be the preferred second seamer, but it is unclear whether they will favour the experience of Dilruwan Perera for the role of second spinner, or if they will go with the more aggressive Lakshan Sandakan.

Sri Lanka (possible): 1 Upul Tharanga, 2 Dimuth Karunaratne, 3 Kusal Mendis, 4 Dinesh Chandimal (capt.), 5 Angelo Mathews, 6 Asela Gunaratne, 7 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 8 Dilruwan Perera, 9 Rangana Herath, 10 Suranga Lakmal, 11 Lahiru Kumara

Zimbabwe are likely to choose Chatara in their attack, given his success in the ODIs. Sikandar Raza may also earn a place in the XI on form. Perhaps to Sri Lanka's relief, Solomon Mire is not in the Test side. Regis Chakabva may partner Hamilton Masakadza at the top of the order, and it is possible Tarisai Musakanda will debut, at No. 3.

Zimbabwe (possible): 1 Regis Chakabva, 2 Hamilton Masakadza, 3 Tarisai Musakanda, 4 Craig Ervine, 5 Sean Williams, 6 Sikandar Raza, 7 Malcolm Waller, 8 Peter Moor (wk), 9 Graeme Cremer (capt.), 10 Tendai Chatara, 11 Donald Tiripano

Pitch and conditions

There was a light cover of grass on the pitch on the eve of the match, which suggests there will be assistance for the seamers early on. However, rare is the Khettarama surface that doesn't become spin-friendly eventually. There have been periodic showers in Colombo over the past week, and more of the same is expected during the Test.

Stats and trivia

• Dinesh Chandimal becomes Sri Lanka's 15th Test captain. In the past, he has led Sri Lanka's limited-overs teams, as well as captaining the Under-19 side in his senior school year.
• This is Zimbabwe's first Test in Sri Lanka since January 2002. In 17 Tests between the two sides, Zimbabwe have lost 12 without ever winning a game.
• This is Zimbabwe's first away Test since 2014, when they had lost 0-2 in Bangladesh.

Quotes

"More than anything, we have the self-belief that we can actually push Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, which is big for us. We have the potential to score the runs as well as take wickets. Confidence is what we will take into the Test match most."

Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer on the effect the ODI triumph has had

"As a player and a captain I will sacrifice my time and my effort to make sure Sri Lanka reclaims a good place in world cricket. I need a little time for that. I am hopeful that with the players that I have, I can take Sri Lankan cricket to where it used to be."

New captain Dinesh Chandimal is hoping to change his team's present trajectory
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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:10 pm

I think Angelo should not give up his captaincy job because Test matches are Different ball game when Herath around. I think Zimbabwe's victory were just Luck and circumstances in Limited format.

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Postby Misty » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:06 am

ERVINE'S 115* Lift Zimbabwe to 282 for 8.i think good score.Hearth took 4 for 86.RAZA (36) and WALLER (36) supported well to solid ERVINE.

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Postby Misty » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:12 am

Zimbabwe were 38 for 3 vs Clever hearth after winning toss at one stage they were 70 for 4 till Ervine came out.he is 125 not out with Zimbabwe 302 for 8. Gunaratne took 2 wickets but Lakmal/Dilruwan Pereira gave 47 and 70 runs for 0 wickets.

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:28 pm

Day 1
Zimbabwe 344 for 8
Tripano 24* not out, put on unbeaten 62 for the 9 th wicket with Craig Irvine (151* not out).
Dilruwan Pereira , Lakmal and Kumara were hits for 200 runs for 1 wicket.

Craig Ervine beat his previous best test score of 146 which he hammered vs NZ in 2016.

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Boycs » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:10 pm

There are flickers of cricket hope in this Zimbabwean team

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Misty » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:14 pm

Same as England's recovery in the first test
76 for 4 England, 358
70 for 4 Zimbabwe, here today

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby raja » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:06 pm

Decent start by Zimbabwe in the one-off Test.
344/8; Ervine 151*.

Herath picks up 4.

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby raja » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:42 pm

Herath started with 373, is now on 377.

Overtaken Broad (373), Waqar Younis (373) and Marshall (376) in the process.

Broad will of course go ahead but for someone who was just hoping to get to 300 and then retire, this is one hell of an achievement.

Mind you this is only his 81st Test.

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Re: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: 5 ODI & Only Test; June 30-July 18, 2017

Postby Boycs » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:47 pm

Is that more tests that broad has played?